The SCC and COVID-19

The Student Center Complex (SCC) is committed to providing a space to the University community during this new normal of physical distancing. As the pandemic continues to evolve, the SCC will make necessary updates to the information provided below.

Help Us Slow the Spread

As we continue to take steps to combat the spread of the virus, there are several steps you will be asked to take in tandem with University guidance. For a comprehensive overview of expectations, please visit the University's COVID-19 response page.

Students can report concerns about unsafe behaviors of student groups or individual students to 'Canes Care for 'Canes.

SCC Spaces

While we recognize that The Rat is a staple of campus culture, operational changes have been made to ensure the safety of our campus community. 

The Rathskeller will use guidance from local and state authorities regarding operations for bars, restaurants, and other places of public gathering to determine specific regulations for service. Some of these guidances include:

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Condiment pumps will be unavailable, single-serve packets will be provided instead.

The University Center Pool is operating under a reduced capacity to ensure proper physical distancing guidelines can be met. Entrance is limited to current students, faculty, and staff.

A towel is required to enter the facility. 
Patrons must follow all signage and guidelines for physical distancing.
The locker areas and showers are open with physical distancing guidelines in place.
Staff will conduct hourly inspections and disinfecting of the locker rooms.
All recreational lap lanes will remain open. Each lane will be limited to one person.
Furniture on the pool deck is arranged to allow for proper physical distancing. Moving furniture is not permitted.
You must bring your own towel and place them in the lounges when you sit or lay down

To reserve a lap lane or a lounger up to 48 hours in advance, call 305-284-5625 during operating hours.

Furniture in the public areas of the Shala Student Center's Student Organization Suite will be rearranged to provide 6’ distance. Moving furniture is not permitted.

Individual student organization offices are expected to adhere to SCC physical distancing requirements. Any student organization found to be utilizing their offices in disregard to SCC physical distancing may lose privileges to access the office space.

Retail locations including Starbucks, the Campus Store, Hurricane Food Court, and other dining locations are managed by Auxiliary Services and/or UM Dining and may operate under different guidelines and policies.